allegretto[al′ə gret′ō, ä′lə-]
moderately fast; faster than andante but slower than allegro: often used as a musical direction
Origin of allegrettoItalian diminutive of allegro: see allegro
an allegretto movement or passage
In a moderately quick tempo, usually considered to be slightly slower than allegro but faster than andante. Used chiefly as a direction.
An allegretto passage or movement.
Origin of allegrettoItalian, diminutive of allegro, allegro; see allegro.
- (music) A direction in musical notation indicating that the musical piece should be played rather fast and lively.
- (music) A movement in this time.